PUBLIC LAW 99-240—JAN. 15, 1986
99 STAT. 1909
prevails, is entitled to recover reasonable attorney's fees as part of its costs. "(k) No state attorney general shall be required to bring any proceeding under any subsection of this article, except upon his consent.
"ARTICLE VII L ELIGIBILITY, ENTRY INTO EFFECT, CONGRESSIONAL CONSENT, WITHDRAWAL, EXCLUSION
"(a) Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming Arizona. are eligible to become parties to this compact. Any other state may Colorado. Nevada. be made eligible by unanimous consent of the board. New Mexico. "(b) An eligible state may become a party state by legislative Utah. Wyoming. enactment of this compact or by executive order of its governor adopting this compact; provided, however, a state becoming a party by executive order shall cease to be a party state upon adjournment of the first general session of its legislature convened thereafter, unless before such adjournment the legislature shall have enacted this compact. "(c) This compact shall take effect when it has been enacted by the Effective date. legislatures of two (2) eligible states. However, subsections (b) and (c) of article VII shall not take effect until Congress has by law consented to this compact. Every five (5) years after such consent has been given. Congress may by law withdraw its consent. "(d) A state which has become a party state by legislative enact- Nevada. ment may withdraw by legislation repealing its enactment of this compact; but no such repeal shall take effect until two (2) years after enactment of the repealing legislation. If the withdrawing state is a host state, any regional facility in that state shall remain available to receive low-level waste generated within the region until five (5) years after the effective date of the withdrawal; provided, however, this provision shall not apply to the existing facility in Beatty, Nevada. "(e) A party state may be excluded from this compact by a twothirds (%) vote of the members representing the other party states, acting in a meeting, on the ground that the state to be excluded has failed to carry out its obligation under this compact. Such an exclusion may be terminated upon a two-thirds (%) vote of the members acting in a meeting. "ARTICLE IX. CONSTRUCTION AND SEVERABILITY
"(a) The provisions of this compact shall be broadly construed to carry out the purposes of the compact. "(b) Nothing in this compact shall be construed to affect any Prohibition judicial proceeding pending on the effective date of this compact. "(c) If any part or application of this compact is held invalid, the Provisions held remainder, or its application to other situations or persons, shall not invalid. be affected.". SEC. 227. NORTHEAST INTERSTATE LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT COMPACT.
42 USC 2021d note.
In accordance with section 4(a)(2) of the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act, the consent of the Congress is hereby given to the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland to enter into the Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Ck}mpact. Such compact is substantially as follows:
Connecticut. New Jersey. Delaware. Maryland. 42 USC 2021d.